The FM stage shone once again on Friday 16 November as the BIFM Ireland Awards, the final event under the British Institute of Facilities Management name, took place in Dublin at a glittering lunch-time ceremony.
?The new Institute of Workplace and Facilities Management formally introduced itself tonight, with a welcome video and a 10-point plan for becoming a modern professional body, only eight months after the BIFM first proposed to embrace workplace as a key differentiator for its members and to establish facilities management as a chartered profession. ?
Over a third (36 per cent) of workers would like better access to relaxing and quieter areas in their office for eating lunch, reading, and generally spending their downtime, such as a 'quiet zone' or library, shows research by K2 Space.
Office workers perform better in tasks related to attention span, decision-making, language skills, positivity and creativity after their static workstations are enhanced with portable sit-stand platforms, according to a study.
Following publication of its report entitled The Puzzle of Productivity, representatives of Fourfront Group, United Workplace and Worktech Academy hosted a Workplace Week London event last night to discuss the proposition that quality of leadership is the principal factor in boosting productivity.